Since 2017, the Single Declaration of Export, also known by the acronym DU-E, began to be introduced in the process of shipping goods abroad, but since the beginning of July, it has become mandatory throughout the country. With this change, the customs activity gains more agility and makes Brazil more competitive in the international market. Despite being used for more than a year, the DU-E still causes doubts in exporting companies. Want to understand more about the changes and benefits? Check out!
The DU-E is the basic document for customs clearance and should cover all goods contained in an export consignment. The document therefore includes information: customs, administrative, commercial, financial, tax, tax and logistics. The creation of the DU-E is a consequence of the Single Foreign Trade Portal, a federal government program that aims to reduce the bureaucracy of the import and export processes of goods, reducing the deadlines involved in these operations. It is estimated that dispatch time is reduced from 13 to 8 days with the changes.
Like any process when it becomes digital, DU-E has made load-movement recording activities more assertive and uncomplicated. The issuance of this document suppresses the need for others such as Export Register (RE), Export Declaration (DE) and Simplified Export Declaration (DSE), besides the possibility of integrating the Electronic Invoice. Centralizing a single declaration enables better tracking and control of operations, reduces at least 60% the number of information provided, extinguishes double information, decreases process execution time, and eliminates paper usage.
According to Asia Shipping, a multinational reference in the international transport of cargoes, the clearance of customs procedures is the main objective of any foreign trade company and the debureaucratization of processes is beneficial to the government and to the taxpayer, as it will bring more objectivity and productivity. “With all this information gathered in one place, time will also be optimized because there will be no requirements other than customs for export, so the participation of Brazilian companies in international trade will increase and bring positive results for domestic foreign trade,” he explains.